Category Archives: Richard Wang

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd9 Standings

Final Standings
IM Richard Wang is the new Canadian Junior Champion winning with 6.5/9. The tournament was fabulously organized by the Chess and Math Association.

IM Richard Wang
Larry Bevand(r) Executive Director of Chess and Math
(Many great pics)

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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 CAN * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5
2 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 CAN ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 6
3 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 CAN 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5
4 Preotu Razvan 2300 CAN 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5
FM Jiang Louie 2406 CAN ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5
6 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 CAN ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 4
7 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 CAN 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 3.5
8 Song Michael 2322 CAN 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 3.5
9 Szalay Karoly 2392 CAN 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 3.5
10 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 CAN 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * 2.5

Here is his rd8 game against FM Kleinman,M.

Wang,Richard(2454)-Kleinman,Michael(2368)
Classical Pirc[B08]
2012–13 Canadian Junior Chess Champions Toronto(8),26.12.2012

Position 1
Black is in a bad way.Bh8 is locked out by white’s pawn chain and Bd7 is restricted by black’s own pawn chain. How should white continue?

White to Play

39…Qa4

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Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd8 Standings and Results

Standings
Richard Wang has the sole lead with 6/8.
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Rk. Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
2 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5.5
3 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
4 Preotu Razvan 2300 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4.5
5 FM Jiang Louie 2406 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
6 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 3
7 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 0 1 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 3
8 Song Michael 2322 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 3
9 Szalay Karoly 2392 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 3
10 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 2.5

Results Rd8
In a rather odd round, all games were decisive.

Michael Song
Photo Cjcc

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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2454 Richard Wang 1-0 Michael Kleinman 2368
2449 Joey Qin 1-0 Karoly Szalay 2392
2322 Michael Song 1-0 Nikita Kraiouchkine 2351
2300 Razvan Preotu 1-0 Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté 2187
2440 Roman Sapozhnikov 1-0 Louie Jiang 2406

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd6 Game

Here is an attacking game by IM Richard Wang from Rd6 of the Canadian Jr Ch.

Zukertort(l) playing Steinitz(r) in the World Ch 1886
Photo Chessbase

Wang,Richard (2454)- Szalay,Karoly(2392)
Zukertort[D05]
2012–13 Canadian Junior Chess Championship Toronto (6), 26.12.2012
The Zukertort System claims another victim.

Position 1
The roles are clear in the middlegame reached. White is attacking and black is defending. How should white continue?

White to Play

30…a6

Position 2
White has broken through on the kingside. How should white continue the attack?

White to Play

34…Kf7

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd7 Standings

Standings Rd7
IM Wang and FM Kleinman share the lead with 5/7.

Szalay Karoly

Photo Cjcc 2012

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Rk. Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 5
2 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 5
3 FM Jiang Louie 2406 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 4.5
4 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 ½ ½ * 1 0 1 ½ 1 4.5
5 Preotu Razvan 2300 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 3.5
6 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 3
7 Szalay Karoly 2392 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 3
8 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 2.5
9 Song Michael 2322 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 2
10 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd5

Rd 5 Standings Cjcc
Kleinman is in the sole lead with 4/5.

Kleinman,M

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Name Title FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points
Joey Qin 2263 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 3 ½
Michael Song 2177 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½
Razvan Preotu 2109 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 2 ½
Roman Sapozhnikov FM 2334 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1
Louie Jiang FM 2328 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 3 ½
Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté 2064 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½
Nikita Kraiouchkine 2245 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½
Karoly Szalay 2159 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 2 ½
Michael Kleinman FM 2307 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 4
Richard Wang IM 2370 ½ 1 0 1 1 3 ½

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd2

Results
There were 3 decisive games in rd 2.
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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2454 IM Wang Richard 1-0 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187
2351 Kraiouchkine Nikita 0 – 1 FM Jiang Louie 2406
2392 Szalay Karoly 1-0 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440
2368 FM Kleinman Michael ½ – ½ Preotu Razvan 2300
2449 Qin Zi Yi (joey) ½ – ½ Song Michael 2322

Here is a powerful game by IM Richard Wang

IM Richard Wang at the WYCC 2012
Photo-FB WYCC 2012

Richard Wang(2454)-Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté(2187)
Benoni 7.Bf4[A61]
CJCC Toronto, ON The Briton House, Toronto, ON (2), 26.12.2012

Position 1
White has pressure on the queenside but black has the bishop pair. How should white proceed?

White to Play

33…Bc8

IM Wang,Richard(CAN)

From Chesstalk as posted by Vlad Rekhson Dec 3 2012

IM Wang,Richard(CAN) WYCC under 14 Open bronze medalist is getting some notice.

IM Wang,Richard giving a simul
Photo and story see Edmonton Journal link

‘EDMONTON – In the same way music fans might say “Mozart played this piano,” chess fans are already saying “I beat Richard Wang — when he was eight.”
Vlad Rekhson, executive director of the Alberta Chess Association and a pretty good chess player himself, can boast that he beat Richard — when the young player was about 11….(more)’- see EdmontonJournal-Check and Mate

Also here is video from Global TV Edmonton Chess Story

He will participate in the strong Canadian Junior Championship in Toronto later in December. He is player 10 as determined in the drawing of lots.

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No Title Name CFC FIDE Prov
1 Qin 2449 2263 ON
2 Song 2322 2177 ON
3 Preotu 2300 2109 ON
4 FM Sapozhnikov 2440 2334 ON
5 FM Jiang 2406 2328 QC
6 Chiku-Ratte 2187 2064 QC
7 Kraiouchkine 2351 2245 QC
8 Szalay 2392 2159 ON
9 FM Kleinman 2368 2307 ON
10 IM Wang 2454 2370 AB

Richard scored 8.5/11 in the under 14 Open of the recent World Youth Championshiops in Maribor.

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Rd. SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. Res.
1 90 Urazayev Arystanbek 1918 KAZ 6.5 s 1
2 51 Santos Ruiz Miguel 2082 ESP 6 w 1
3 33 Asgarizadeh Ahmad 2170 IRI 6.5 s 1
4 21 Wu Christopher 2239 USA 7 w 1
5 18 Repka Christopher 2258 SVK 7 s ½
6 30 Sibashvili Giorgi 2200 GEO 8 w ½
7 14 Paravyan David 2285 RUS 7.5 s 0
8 42 Xu Minghui 2112 CHN 6.5 w ½
9 28 FM Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduar 2210 PER 6.5 s 1
10 39 Pranav Vijay 2127 IND 6.5 w 1
11 20 Gajek Radoslaw 2250 POL 7.5 s 1

IM Wang,R-GM Hansen,E Canadian Open 2012

Some background on IM Wang from the 2009 WYCC..

Video by Andrei Botez as posted on by Andrei Chesstalk Message Board

Here is a key game between two of Canada’s top young players. Hansen since became a GM at the 2012 Olympiad and has qualified for the World Cup 2012. Wang is currently 4-0 at the WYCC 2012.

Wang,R(l)-Hansen,E(r) at the Canadian Open 2012
Photo taken by and posted by Mark Dutton on Chesstalk
Background-GM Hansen
Some interesting background on GM Hansen too Chess.com-Hansen Article

Wang,Richard (2307) – Hansen,Eric (2447)
Colle-Zukertort [A46]
2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship Victoria Canada (5), 10.07.2012
The middlegame is tense. Just who is attacking who? White is the plan for white? Is the a combination?

White to Play